CODE-RADE in CVMFS global repositories

TL;DR - We need to get our repo configuration for CODE-RADE into EGI Deploying CODE-RADE is kinda manual :wrench: No Likey :frowning: At the moment, if you want to use CODE-RADE repositories at your site, you need to follow some manual steps to get everything configured. This puts us at a bit of a disadvantage compared to the other organisations who are automatically configured when you install the CVMFS packages. This can of course be addressed, simply by including our configuration into the way EGI distributes the repo information for various communities. We therefore have some choices to make, no...…

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e-Infrastructure and Science Gateway Development Guides

We had a discussion yesterday about Deliverable 1.1 - “e-Infrastructure & Science Gateway Development Guide for NRENs and Communities of Practice”. I would like to have some further discussion on the scope and content and explain what we’ve got so far in the ROC. Scope Deployment guides Upstream providers Services covered Operations Guides Where to find material DevOps Documentation Services and components Summary Scope The deliverable talks about development guides but we are really referring to deployment guides, except in very few cases. It doesn’t make sense to talk about middleware development guides, since the the middleware development guides are...…

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Performance studies

TL;DR We started to run some real-world performance studies on the grid. This post details the design of the experiment, as well as infrastructure and services used. TL;DR Background Design of the experiment Platform and services Computing Data storage Coming Soon. References and Footnotes Background A few weeks ago, we were contacted by a student at the University of the North West who was undertaking a study of the relative performance of computing tasks on various architectures, using a series of common applications and data sets. The distributed computing architecture under consideration was indeed our very own AfricaGrid, specifically a...…

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ORCID - Y U NO sort by impact ?

TL;DR : It would be nice if my ORCID works list could be ordered according to e.g. impact factor Every year, we have an annual review of output by my institute1, which I’m sure is a common thing amongst research institutes, laboratories and probably universities. Now, I have my ORCID account connected with the DataCite “search and link”, which automatically imports new works from DataCite-connected datacentres2. So, when my manager asked me for the year’s scientific output instead of trawling through emails, files, calendar, etc, I simply went to my ORCID profile3, and pulled out a list of works, which...…

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